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(IWB fife.' 20 THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL Sunday, December 12, 1909. HALF -MINUTE INTERVIEWS Quantrill and the Border Wars An Historical Account of the Early Struggles in Kansas Then on the Border. E. B. Walker & Sons 433 Kansas Avenue COMMENTS HEARD IN PASSING BY THE CAPITAL'S REPORTERS . .,. u. .. . pmiiiiiiiini t bi-Ti iro-ri"''"T'nifir!rTir-ri)'Ti,w-irnmiii rn'iipii jjwimi,nMMiiMmiiim nniiw.iiiiiinminiiiiiiiiiioiin npii nmiiiiiwirTT m i m 'mnmr iiiiiifiiiiiiiii n iih iiiih i .iiiaiiiiiri wiwwiWwiiiwwiriwiMiiiiiiiiiiii ilDCOraCTOR!) RESPONSIBLE FOR 3- SIDEWALK DELAY Of Sixty Blocks of Sidewalk Paving Contracted for This Year, Only Half Has Been Laid, With Little Hope for Much More Being Done. BLOCKS ARE TDRfl UP City Has Completed Grading far in Advance of Building Walks and Deplorable Conditions Are the Result Con-tractors Give Various Excuses. Of about 60 blocks of sidewalk contracted for last spring, lessr than half voa laid. Walter and W. Gilmore who have the contract for laying sidewalks have completed, since work was started last spring, 26 blocks of cement walks and have still 14 blocks to lay, before the first January. Over 20 blocks of brick walk were contracted for and as yet none of this has been laid and unless weather remains open it is not likely that there will be any brick walk laid mis year. Many people who petitioned for sidewalks in the spring are complaining about the failure of the contractors to build the walks. Where sidewalks were ordered people owning property must pay taxes on sidewalks whether the walks are laid or not and from this sourse comes the complaints. Councilman Tandy has had numerous complaints from the Fifth ward In regard to this matter and has taken the question up with Street Commissioner Snyder. All grading for sidewalks has been done for some time and the fault that the walks are not built lies wholly with the contractors and not with the city. "Conditions are deplorable on the East Bide," said Councilman Tandy. "Children going to and from school are compelled to wade in water and mud because contractors have been slow in doing this work. If the city cannot hold contractors to a time limit it seems to me there is little use of granting contracts. All sidewalks were to be laid by January 1, 1910, and with only a month go on, the work has hardly begun. I believe there should be come means of compelling contractors either to complete their work within the time specified or else pay a forfeit and one that would be large enough to prevent contractors. from holding back on sidewalk building. "It does not seem just to collect taxes from people for sidewalks which have never been built, but that is the case with a number of people in the Fifth ward and in other parts of the city. "Contractors claim they were unable to secure help and give various excuses for failures to have the work completed but the showing made this year has been very poor." MAN FACED OWLS" IN GREAT DEMAND Oh! you man-faced owl. The barn or man-faced owl which has been causing bo much comment among women here of late has again made its appearance, says the Wellington Journal. Burns Klein, while hunting the other day, killed a barn owl. Heretofore the only man-faced owl in town was one killed by Brad Ge-llno and given to one of his friends. The barn owl has been all the go with the women this winter. In Kansas City they sell for $10 each. - Not long ago Prof. C. E. Johnson of the Bumner county high school received orders from twenty-five or thirty women who wanted a barn owl. Mr. Johnson thought he knew where quite a number of the much longed for birds were and went off on a several days hunt but was unable to secure a single bird." He then offered seventy-five cents for every barn or man-faced owl that anyone would bring to him. "I have been driven almost crazy by people bringing owls to me. But as yet not a single one has been a barn owl," said Mr. Johnson. Yesterday he received a fine owl from Clyde Pyle of Protection. The owl Is the largest owl that has been brought here for some ti-me. The bird is known as a great snowy owl. The bird is a lovely specimen. Its wings measuring over five feet from tip to tip. At the present time the bird is rather speckled with brown but In the latter part of January or first of February it would have become perfectly white. The great snowy owl was quite frequently seen several years ago but It Is now considered a very rare specimen. This is the first one of its kind that Prof. Johnson has seen In years: Mr. Pyle, who lives. In Protection and is editor of the Protection Post, wants Mr. Johnson to mount the bird for him as he wishes to give it to one of his friends for a Christmas present. LECTURE COURSE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL As the continuation of the courses of University lectures which have been conducted during the past four years under the auspices of the Topeka city schools, the following: program has been arranged for the season of 1909-1910: Wednesday. December 15, Dr. Edward A. Steiner of Grlnnell college, la., subject. "Tolstoi, the Man His Message"; Jamtary, 1910, (date and subject to be selected,) Dr. A. E. Winshlp, editor of the Journal of Education, Boston: February 11, Prof. Paul Shorey, University of Chicago, subject, 'Some Modernisms of the Ancients"; February 21, 22, 23, George Lamont Cole, Pasadena, Calif., subject, three illustrated lectures, 'In the Playground of the Human Race;" lecture 1, "The Playground." lecture 2, "The Ancient Cliff Dwellers," lecture 3. "The Modern Cliff People, or Pueblos": March 9, 10, 11. Prof. S. H. Clark, University of Chicago, subjects, "The Servant in the House," "Les Mis-rables." and "The Interpretations of the Printed Page." The lecture given by Dr. Steiner next Wednesday evening at 8:15 o'clock will be the first of the course. Tickets for the lectures may be secured from any of the city teachers, at the office of the superintendent of the schools, or at the ticket window on the nights of the lectures. Season tickets $1.00, single lectures 25 Cnt. "Quantrill and the Border Wars" is the title of a new book just published by William E. Connelley, Topeka's historian. This book is exceptional in every respect. It Is the first attempt to deal with the old border wars in a dispassionate way. William Clarke Quantrill was a remarkable character and could never have been developed except in such conditions as existed on the border in the battle for the destruction of slavery. As x contribution to Western history it is the "best work so far written. Mechanically it is a beautiful book, an elegant volume with sixty-six portraits and seven maps. The book is not a "Life" of Quantrill, but a work of much higher order, being an -iccount oi those events in the border wars in which Quantrill and his men were the leading characters on the Confederate side. While the book is not a "Life" of Quantrill, all that could be teamed of this border character is set out. He was born in Canal Dover Ohio, July 31, 1837, of Maryland and Pennsylvania ancestry. His tather was first a tinker, then a tinner, then the principal of the Dover Union school, at which Quantrill graduated, in 1855. after his father's death, Quantrill made his first trip into the world, going to Mendota, 111., where he is supposed to have murdered a man in a lumber yard. He fled to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he taught a school, return-ine home later. He taught in Tuscara was county, Ohio, in 18W-1857. and in the spring of 1&57 qame to Kansas with Colonel Harry Torrey and H. V. Beeson, settling with them at Stanton, Miami county, March 22 of that year. The first year in Kansas Quantrill spent about Stanton. He worked for mmm - , - - QUANTRILL., The Man Who Spread Terror In Kansas. Beeson and Torrey, and from Beeson stole a yoke of cattle and from Torrey stole some blankets and pistols. He attempted to murer Beeson. The winter of 1857-1858 he spent with some young men who came from Canal Dover to Kansas to take land. They took claims in what is now McCanish township, Johnson county, and named their settlement Tuscarora Lake. Quantrill stole provisions and blankets from his companions and sold them to other settlers. Being discovered in this, he was driven from camp, and went to Fort Leavenworth, where he was employed by Mr. Chiles, of Independence, Mo., as a herder to aid in driving cattle to Utah to feed the army of Albert Sidney Johnston, which had been sent out the previous year to subdue the Mormons. He was called "Red Shirt" by his companions, but called himself "Charley Hart." Many incidents of this trip are given. At Fort Bridger he was a roystering gambler, breaking all the "banks" in a run of luck, which finally turned and left him "broke." At Camp Floyd he was a cook for a mess ot officers, and had "moun tain fever." In the winter of 1S5S-1S59 he and eighteen others left Utah for Pike's Peak, the fame- of the gold fields about which had spread abroad. This was a disastrous trip, all bue seven of the party dying of cola and starvation. Quantrill survived and he worked in the mines about two months, making less than a dollar a day. In June, 1859, he came back to Kansas, stopping at Lawrence, where he gave his name as Charley Hart, and lived with the Delaware Indians. In the winter of 1S59-1860 he taught a school just north of Osawatomie, and in the spring of 1SG0 returned to Lawrence, where he still went under the name of Charley Hart. At Lawrence, In the summer of 1860, it may be said that Quantrill's life of crime fully developed. He became a member of a band of border ruffians living there, and he also associated with the underground railroad people played both sides. He engaged in kidnaping, highway robbery and general scoundrel-lsm. He would go to Missouri with un derground railroad agents and help bring out slaves to go to Canada. Then he would steal these same slaves and take them back to Missouri for the rewards HABIT'S CHAIN. Certain Habits Unconsciously Formed And Hard to Break. An ingenious philosopher estimates that the amount of will power necessary to break a life-long habit would, if it could be transformed, lift a weight of many tons. It sometimes requires a higher degree of heroism to break the chains of a pernicious habit than to lead a forlorn hope in a bloody battle. A lady writes from an Indiana town: "From my earliest childhood I was a lover of coffee. Before I was out of my teens I was a miserable dyspeptic, suffering terribly at times with my stomach. I "I was convinced that it was coffee that was causing the trouble and yet I couia noi aeny myseir a cup ror break- last. At the age of 36 I was In very poor health, indeed. My sister told me I was In danger of becoming a coffee drunkard. "But I never could give up drinking coffee for breakfast, although it kept me constantly ill. until I tried Postum. I learned to make It properly according to directions, and now we can hardly do without Postum for breakfast, and care nothing at all for coffee. "I am no longer troubled with dyspepsia, do not have spells of suffering with my stomach that used to trouble me so when I drank coffee." Look In pkgs. for the little book, "The Road to Wellvllle." "There's a Reason." "Ever read tbe above letter. A icn one appears from time to time. They are g-enalne, true, and fall ot bamsa Interest. 14 7 mk J i 1 " '! ottered for their return. He would lead bands to Missouri to steal stock, betray his band to the Missourians for money, then come on and make the band divide the proceeds of the expedition with him. He stole cattle from Kansas settlers, taking once eighty head from Salt Creek Valley, in Iavenworth county, but these Sheriff walker recovered four miles south of Lawrence. At Lawrence Quantrill originated the Morgan-Walker raid. He Induced a number of Quakers from Pardee, Atchison county, to go with him to Walker's to carry out slaves. Walker lived in Jackson county, Mo. Quantrill went to Walker and told him of the party he had led and Its intentions, offering to betray his companions and aid in their murder, which he did, and three of them were shot to death. Quantrill then remained in Missouri and became the guerrilla chiet. His greatest design always was to injure Kansas, invade Kansas, kill Kansans, and destroy Kansas towns. He sacked Aubry, Shawneetown, Olathe and Lawrence. The Lawrence massacre was the bloodiest and blackest thing in the war; and nearly one-third of the book is devoted to it. It ls shown that Major Plumb (afterwards . S. Senator) acted promptly and with vigor and did all anyone could have done in - the pursuit of Quantrill from Lawrence. Major Plumb has been persistently misrepresented and often slandered for the past forty-six cars by political enemies, but Mr. Connelley states facts that show he was a bravo, active and capable officer and made every effort to capture or destroy Quantrill, though his force was inferior to that of the guerrillas and in oad condition. The Baxter Springs massacre is shown to have been an accidental occurrence, neither General Blunt nor Quantrill knowing of the presence of the other in that region. The Lawrence massacre is shown to have been the last thing of consequence the guerrillas ever did under Quantrill. There was too much bloodshed there even for guerrillas, it demoralized them. In Texas the following winter the band went to pieces. The guerrillas fought among themselves and slew each other. Quantrill was arrested there by General McCulloch for murder, but escaped from his guards and got back to Missouri. There he was driven out of the guerrilla band by George Todd. When Todd was killed in the Price raid, Quantrill gathered up the guerrillas and led them to Kentucky. There he was mortally wou'ided May 1C, 1S65, and died at Louisville, June 6, 1S5. Nearly all that has been known of Quantrill will have to be modified now. Mr. Connelley lets him tell much of his own story, giving some twenty ot his letters in full. This is really a wonderful book. To the people of this generation it will be a revelation. In wealth of romantic incidents, stirring adventures, hair-breadth escapes, sanguinary ambuscades, deadly encounters, individual vengeance, relent less desolation of towns and communities and bloody murder no other American work can compare with it. It is stranger than fiction and far more interesting. It has hundreds of notes supporting the text and these notes tell many a tale of border times. There is a list of Red Legs, and they are shown to have been engaged in a desperate service, and some of them were bad men. For the first time an account of the career of Captain Tough is given. He was a famous Red Leg. Mr. Connelley says Quantrill was a fatalist, and the strange incident of the death of his famous war-horse would seem to confirm that view. He was also depraved a degenerate, but was smart and courageous. In summing up his life at its end the author says: "And, so, the end came to Quantrill, the .Tayhawker, the Border-Ruffian, the Bandit, the Guerrilla, the Freebooter, the Degenerate, the Depraved. Few men have achieved such notoriety. Of the Civil War in America he was the bloodiest man. Oi the border he was the scourge and terror. Idolized for his ferocious blood-madness, he forgot his mother. Embarked In savagery, he forswore his native land. Professing allegiance to an alien cause, he brought upon a fair land fire and sword, desolation and woe. To manifest a zeal he did not feel, he had recourse to slander, betrayed his companions and aided them in their murder. With red hands he gave fair cities to torch and pillage, and revealed in the groans and cries of the helpless and innocent victims of his ruthless and inhuman crimes." "We are of the opinion that this is the most complete and valuable book ever written on the history of the border and those events arising from the disorders of American society, due to destruction of slavery. VISITORS AT DAILY CAPITAL BUILDING The Capital extends tt each of Its thousands of friends a cordial invitation to visit its new home. Visitors will be shown the big presses, aiid through all other departments of the paper. Among those who visited the Capital bulding yesterday were: E. A. Lund. Cedar, Kan.; E. C. "Wise, city; F. I Meyer, Columbus, Ind.; Roy Henderson, Harvey ville, Kan.; Virgil Henderson, Harveyville, Kan.; Henry Henderson, Harveyville, Kan.; Elmer H. Uttrich, Hamilton, Ohio; Max Apel, North Topeka; Ada West, North Topeka; Susie Apel, North Topeka; Geo. Li. Stone, city; John Bebb, city; Katie Sample, perry, Kan.; Naomi Sample, Perry, Kan.; D. A. Sample. Perry, Kan.; June Armstrong, Joplin, Mo.; W. R. Garaner, Burlingame, Kan.; R. F. Gin-der, Belone, Kan.; G. Bair, Bellvue, Kan.; Mrs. Nellie Bair, Bellvue, Kan.; Mrs. L. K. Butterfleld, Topeka; J. .H. White, LaFayette, 111.; C. E. Abbott, city; Mrs. S. R. Davies, Oak Hill, Kan.; Harry Lachey, Ozawkie, Kan.;( Ova Hardin, Ozawkie, Kan.; Victor Gus-tafson, Osage City; Alonzo Miller, Raveling, Kan.; O- D. Bobb, Longmont, Colo.; Mrs. O. D. Bobb, Longmont, Colo.; Arthur Bobb. Longmont. Colo.; Miss Ida Bobb, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. J. L. Altman, city. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS W. M. Forbes and others to G. Reams, $250. lot 412 Spruce street, Stilson & Bartholomew's addition. O. M. Whitlow and wife to L. M. Tru-dell, $1,450, part lot 1SS Eighth avenue east, Hoiiidav addition. E. Fernald and husband to J. W. Going, $450. lots 318. 320. 322, 324. 32 and 328 Ohio avenue. Highland Park addition. W. S. Hancock and wife to J. C. White and wife, $200. lots 794. 796. 79S and 600, street. Pierce subdivision. F. Effinger and wife to G. W. March. $2,500, lots $6 to 96. Inclusive. Virginia avenue. Highland Park subdivision. M. Shull to S. Cowan, $750, lots in Nor-ris subdivision. The interstate Land Co. to D. J. Bair. $1S7. lot 123 and part 125, Shawnee avenue. Kim Grove addition. M. B. Perry and husband to J. B. Betts, $3,000, part northwest quarter 36-11-15. G. D. Criswell to J. B. Betts, $57.50, part northeast quarter 36-11-15. H. M .Ellis and wife to G. Wind, $2,100. lots 10, 11 and 12, block 10, Auburndale. THE FAIR IS THE TOY STORE OF TOPEKA Shop where your money goes the farthest. Opening of Toy Land soon. Where Variety Reigns Supreme. 618 Kansas Avenue COUNTERFEITER MAY BE WANTED FQH MURDER MAY HAVE KILLED A MAN TWELVE YEARS AGO. James Taylor, Who Pleaded Guilty to Counterfeiting Here, May Be Called to Face Charge. Recent developments make it seem probable that James Taylor, recently sentenced by Judge John P. Phillips in the United States court on a plea of guilty, having been charged with having in his possession counterfeiting tools, to serve a term of 36G days in the United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, is the murderer of I. G. Rhines, postmaster at Wellston, Okla, which occurred twelve years ago. It is believed by the local officers that it was because of the man's guilt and his fear that his old crime would find him out that Taylor was so ready to plead guilty to the lesser crime and accept sentence. Subsequent to Taylor's arrest last September by City Detective Joseph Wonder-ly and Patrolman G. W. Fribance the latter began making investigations. Correspondence with the Oklahoma officers in Lincoln county brought the belief that the man who murdered Postmaster Rhines and the man under arrest here were the same. Also the description sent from Oklahoma fitted the Taylor here almost exactly. Yesterday Patrolman Fribance, who carries a commission as dep uty sheriff in Shawnee county, turned over his information to Sheriff Jonathan D. Norton, who wrote at once to the Oklahoma officers enclosing a photo graph of the Taylor who was arrested here. The sheriff expects, an answer early next week. Little is known here of the Oklahoma murder. It is said to have been a local affair, a quarrel between two men that resulted in the death of one and the flight of the other. That It was coldblooded, or that people there thought it so, is proved by a heavy reward being offered for the murderer. The exact amount is not known but it is believed that the reward is either $500 or $1,000. Neither is it known whether or not it is a state or federal case. In case the murder wras committed in the postoffice building at Wellston it would make it a federal case and a trial would be held in the United States court. Such information Sheriff Norton expects will be contained in an answer to his letter of yesterday. In case the photograph sent to Oklahoma is identified as that of the man whom the officers have hunted for twelve years it is probable Taylor will not be permitted to finish his present term of imprisonment before he is brought away to face a trial that may mean a life sentence or perhaps death. When apprehended last September Taylor was working for a paving contractor. He had in his possession when discovered by the police several moulds that seemed to be for the purpose of making counterfeit money and a quantity of babbit. Upon being haled before the United States court Taylor told that his downfall had resulted from his reading a book which, among other things, gave a recipe for making a combination of metals that would ring like silver. However the evidence against him, beyond the charge of having in his possession tools for making counterfeit money, amounted to next to nothing. Why he readily consented to plead guilty was more or less a mystery to the officers. However if the present presumption proves true it will assign a big reason why he was willing to take the lighter sentence rather than have his case aired in the courts and through the newspapers and run the risk of being found out on the crime of twelve years ago. Developments in the case will be watched with interest. GOOD PRICE FOB, SEED CORN. Special to the Capital. Conton, Kan., Dec. II. Sam Clark, one of the progressive and prosperous farmers north of town, sold 1,500 bushel of seed corn this week to a McPherson seed house for 85 cents per bushel. When corn makes 40 to 50 bushels an acre and brings this price it is a mighty good crop to raise. Mr. Clark only raises pure corn. SfOO Reward, CWO. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been sble to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature In doing its work. Tbe proprietors have so much faith in Its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to curs. Send for list of testimonial. Address F. J. CHENEY & CO- Toledo. O. Sold by Druggists, 7c Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. "I shall always remember with amusement an Incident of which I was the unwilling central figure," said President E. P. Ripley of the Santa Fe railway. "It was shortly after I had become president of the road. I was inspecting gome lines and the routes of some prospective lines in southern California. It was rough country and hot weather and when I arrived at San Bernardino I was covered with oil, dust and grime and my clothes were pretty well worn. Most of the employees at San Bernardino never had seen the new president of the road and were anxious to see what I looked like. There were quite a few of them on the station platform. As I left, the car I heard one of the say: " 'Is that him? " 'Yes.' replied his comrade, that's him.' " 'Hell, he ain't much of a dresser. Is he? commented the first man In apparent disgust." "I find sentiment on the gas question divided about this way," said John F. Swltzer. "The people who are so fortunately situated on the large mains that they have had plenty of gas don't want the the company's franchise revoked. The people who have not had gas want it revoked. And the members of the latter class are In the majority by about ten to one." "I have just returned to Kansas from California and though I seem to have come at the worst time of the year, I have this to say for Kansas weather. I would not live in any other." Joe Fleder-ling. "The coal scarcity was only a scare. I think that all of the dealers of the city are now well supplied with fuel and their only trouble is to get it delivered." J. B. Billard. "The city of Topeka should feel itself one of . the most fortunate cities in the United States, if after adopting a business form of government, a man like A. A. Robinson could be induced to become mayor of the commission," said D. H. Brannaman. "I was with a company of bankers the other day," said Postmaster A. K. Rodgers, "and in the course of the conversation, the efficiency of the high school and the college graduate was discussed and every one of the men were favorable to the high school graduate. The trouble with the college man, they claim, is that they have to teach him the fact that he Isn't the smartest man in the office." . "I think the idea of having an excursion to Topeka for the citizens of Onaga and Frankfort would ba a good one, and the affair ought to be a success," said Henry Scan-drett yesterday. "I am authority on the date of Senator 'Jim' Lane's death," said Deputy United States Marshal B. F. Flenniken. "The date was July 10, 1866. I always shall remember it because it was the day that I first arrived in Kansas, crossing the Missouri river into Leavenworth. Lane shot himself on June 30 of the same year, lingering ten days. I saw his dead body the day I reached Kansas." "For the past three or four years people have been predicting that the illustrated post card business was just a fad and that .the demand for the cards would not last," said Postmaster A. K. Rodgers. "However, no decrease has been shown in the number of the cards mailed here. The post card business appears to be a permanent fixture." "Some persons seem to think that because the Yiddish opera troupe has been given permission to give a performance here Sunday night, the ban being removed in their favor on account of the members of the troupe all being orthodox Jews, an attempt Is to be made to evade the Sunday labor law by putting forward similar excuses in behalf of other companies. There Is nothing to it. As long as the courts have decided against us we are willing to obey the law to the letter and will not seek to evade It by the adoption of any subterfuge." Roy Crawford. "The interurban electric line will be a good thing for Lawrence and Kansas City, but I do not think It will do Topeka much good." E. S. McClintock. "When the Silver Lake road Is completed It will be one of the best In the county and I even think that there will be few In this state that will be better." A. C. Mer-ritt. "I continually am hearing rumors that I am going to sell the Topeka baseball franchise," said Dick Cooley. "I want the public to understand, once and for all, that I am not at all anxious to sell this franchise. I want to keep it." "Letters from persons who are seeking lost relatives or friends come to this office right along," said Postmaster A. K. Rodgers. "Some of them are very touching. I wish I coulld do more to help these people." "I never voted for b'lt one Democrat in my life and that was John Schenck when he made his second race for county attorney. I don't suppose I ever shall vote for another, but if Schenck makes tbe race for Governor I am going to vote for him, and shall vote for him for any office he may announce himself for." Judge Joseph Reed. "I don't mind the cold when I am out where I expect it to be cold, in fact, I rather enjoy It. But at home I want it to be warm, and bad luck to anybody or anything that prevents." Colonel Samuel G. Zimmerman. "Eddie Foy and Chalk Beeson were chums out at Dodge City In the early days, said W. E. Davis, "and they frequently go several hundred miles out of their way to see each other even now. Bad weather and a very large stock make it desirable to continue the sale for another week. Below are a few specials. Our Burnt Wood department contains many more. Strong, well-made boxes, suitable for work boxes or photographs. $1.60 size for... $1.15 1.50 size for 1.00 1.25 size for 95 1.00 size for 80 .65 size for 50 A small number of 30-inch Dresser Boxes with three compartments, $1.50 values, for. .$1 A splendid assortment of 22-inch, two-compartment Dresser Boxes, $1.25 value 90c TABOURETTES $3.00 value for. . . ..... . .$2.25 2.50 value for .. .1.90 1.25 value for 95 .65 value for .50 t A few designs left of handsome large Serving Trays. $2.25 ones for $1.60 2.00 ones for 1.45 BREAD TRAYS 75c size 55o 50c size. 35c The Largest Line oj Placques in Topeka mt prices from 1-3 to i-a Regular Price ART BRASS Art Brass is less expensive, newer and simple to make. It can be made up into useful or ornamental articles and will take its place with your expensive brass. We have a new shipment, both of outfits and designs. Christmas Postals, beautiful ones, at 1 cent each. Others at threes for five. Special 10 cent books for Christmas stickers, 5 cents each. Remember this week at E. B. Walker & Sons 433 Kansas Avenue Distinctive Christmas Gifts Some Special Prices on Our New Line of Silver Military Sets, $4.00 and up. Silver Shaving Sets, $3.00 and up. Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets, $5 and up to $30.00, in silver. Jewel Boxes, in gold, silver and bronze, $2.50 and up. Manicure Sets, $2.00 and up to $25.00. Cut Glass Water Sets, $10.00 and up. All of the New Novelties in Jewelry. The Addis Jewely Store 817 Kansas Avenue Store Open Evenings P 13 fa The Oriental Store Mulvane Building, 6th and Kan. Ave. J Clear nreatia, Raaataa, Araealaa Lare Pierea All sizes from Inches to 74. Mexlraa and Jaaaaea Drawawark Assorted sizes, beautiful designs. MMale aid Flllsre Work In Pins. Bracelets, Brooches, Xecklaces. Picture Frames and Ornaments. Oriental Ta vestries Repreeentlng Turkish Sceneries. Raaataa Hammered Bra a a Smoking Sets, Pitchers, Jardinieres. Trays Baskets. Indlaa Leather Gd Moccasins, Canoes, Wisrwams, Pillowtops Jaacaeae Silk Crepe Klsn.oi.os In all colors, at prices to suit all Corner 6th & Kansas J. T. OPE5 . HUMIDORS. ' $2.50 zinc lined, with damp-ener ; perfection to the cmoker this week $1.75 A choice assortment of beautiful shelves ; just the thing for your favorite books. $4.00 value $3.00 2.25 value 1.65 Medicine Chests and Smokers' Cabinets. $4.00 regular price $3.00 Hat and Coat Racks; single and triple hook. $2.25 size $1.65 1:50 size. 1.05 .60 size 45, A Rneciallv low urice on a thirty-five cent Whisk Broom Holder, this week 20c 40c Holder S0o Large nickeled bar Towel Racks, with mirror. $2.00 size $1.25 .75 size B0 SAIDY EVEMXGS. Basement Mulvane BIdg. M PS

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